Panattoni joins the fight against coronavirus – PLN 500,000 worth of supplies going to three hospitals
Thursday, 07 May, 2020
Panattoni, market leader in industrial real estate in Europe, has allocated PLN 500,000 to buy medical supplies for three hospitals. Institutions in Poznań, Białystok and Szczecin were chosen in consultation with the Ministry of Health. As part of the aid, the developer will provide medical masks, nitrile gloves, non-contact thermometers and packs of medical caps.
Support for those most in need. Panattoni joins the fight against coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and delivers aid where it is most needed. After consulting with the Ministry of Health, the developer has chosen hospitals which need support most urgently. PLN 500,000 worth of medical supplies will go to three healthcare institutions: Szpital Kliniczny im. H. Święcickiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego im. K. Marcinkowskiego in Poznań (Teaching Hospital of the Poznań University of Medical Sciences), Białostockie Centrum Onkologii im. M. Skłodowskiej-Curie (Białystok Centre of Oncology) and Samodzielny Publiczny Wojewódzki Szpital Zespolony w Szczecinie (Regional General Hospital in Szczecin). In total, the developer will supply 100,000 medical face masks, 200,000 nitrile gloves, 300 non-contact thermometers and 100 packs of medical caps. Panattoni bought the supplies from one of its customers.
The purchase of medical supplies by Panattoni is described by Robert Dobrzycki, Chief Executive Officer Europe, Panattoni: “The coronavirus is particularly dangerous for hospital staff, who work on the front line of the pandemic. That is why help from many directions is necessary. We are providing the necessary supplies because we want to offer our support, but also because we want to show how thankful we are to the heroes who expose themselves to a Covid-19 infection on a daily basis by helping those in need”. He then goes on to add: “Our priorities were to provide top-quality supplies to the institutions with the most urgent needs. The consultation with the Ministry of Health and engaging in collaboration with the industry leader enabled us to fulfil both these objectives.”
Providing PLN 500,000 worth of supplies is not the first measure undertaken by Panattoni in support of medical staff during the SARS-CoV2 outbreak. The developer is also involved in a joint initiative of the real estate sector #property4heroes. It is an acknowledgement of the hard work and sacrifice on the part of doctors, nurses, paramedics and support staff. The #property4heroes initiative is planned to go on for two months. In this time, approx. 40,000 meals will be delivered to 11 institutions nationwide.